By: William Devereaux

When California native Eric Hannum walked on to the University of Hawaii Football team as a Freshman in 1996, the placekicker only had enough money for one semester at the school.  He was an even longer shot to make the team.  But through hard work, grit and determination, he not only made the team, he received an Ahahui Koa Anuenue (AKA) scholarship and went on to enjoy a highly productive UH Football career.

Even more impressive is what Eric did after graduating from UH.  He founded Invision, a leading local outpatient MRI facility, where he serves as president.  Seeing the future came easier after the lessons he learned on the field of play.  It taught him how to compete effectively in the world of business.  He also learned the importance of giving back, so he often donates his services to the UH Athletic Department to help keep our student-athletes competing at the highest level.

Building a strong foundation for future success is what AKA and the University of Hawaii do for our student athletes.  The support you provide AKA ultimately helps our student-athletes see success much more clearly.  Just like Eric Hannum.